Hey, everybody! I'm sharing a layout I made for a new challenge called Vintage Lift. For this challenge, you'll want to choose a layout you've made from when you first started scrapping and scraplift yourself and then post them both to see how your style and products have changed. Here's what I created:
I've been scrapping for nearly 20 years, but I decided to choose a layout from 10 years ago:
I used PhotoPlay's Kringle and Company collection for my layout, as well as two of Paper Issues' awesome free cut files, Gnomies and Freeze Frame Snowflakes
When I lifted myself, I decided to go with the same basic composition. I substituted that scalloped circular element with a more updated background cut file. I used vellum as the strip in the center of the design so as not to cover up all those beautiful snowflakes.
How stinkin' cute are these gnomes? And the title "Rollin' with my Gnomies," which is a title in the cutfile set was the perfect title for this picture of my friend's adorable kids posing in the snow for our local news station's #snowstick photo challenge. I just used the "Rollin'" part of the cut file and used some rub-on letters and Thickers for the rest of the title.
I love combining older supplies with newer, so I added those fabric brads, and of course the vellum is an older supply.
I know I sort of cheated by choosing a layout from 10 years ago, but if you saw my first layouts, you'd realize there's nothing at all scraplift-worthy. Here's a peek at the first layout I ever posted over at Two Peas in a Bucket, back in 2003, when I scrapped 8.5 x 11 (I started out 12 x 12, and back in those days, we'd scan our layouts, which was nearly impossible to do). I now scrap 8 x 8.
I hope you'll give this challenge a try. Share your creation in our Facebook group for a chance to win a gift certificate to the shop. Speaking of the store, go check out all the latest and greatest scrappy stuff, and please use my code, Debbi (no e on the end), and you'll get 20% off your entire purchase!